About Me

A multi-medium aging artist and an underwater photographer, I retired from Florida to live on the beach in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. I am delighted with the island’s historic architecture, sunny skies, blue seas, and wonderful reefs. So now my days are full of gardening, painting, diving and snorkeling.

Although I primarily paint in watercolors, I recently dabbled in acrylics and apprenticed with some experienced mural painters. My latest efforts can be seen at St. Patrick's school and Bernie’s, both in Frederiksted. As an avid member of the Palletteers, I paint plein air weekly at different island locations. I also attend water-media workshops, both locally and abroad.

I have donated many of my paintings to local charities and my artwork has been exhibited at many island locations. I hope you enjoy the artwork and phtographs generated here in my new-found paradise. Namasté.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011 - Sperm Whales

Dominica Dive Trip was incredible. We did about 12-dives and spent 3-days with the Whales. I flooded my camera but thanks to all those photographers that participated, I can share my whale encounters. It was such an tremendous experience to have the opportunity to socialized with these beautiful creatures. Thank you to everyone who took part, you all made this a fantastic adventure, and thank you to the whales of Dominica for being so amazingly gentle and giving time to us humble humans...

Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

My trip to Dominica was wonderful. 12-dives and 3-days with the whales.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Decembe 1, 2011

My Off Shore Banking Site has yet to get the sign errected; however the banker man is in place and here is proof that Charlie and Mister Drysdale have become friends

Friday, November 25, 2011

November 25, 2011

Coming to the end of the year, gives me cause to look at work completed. Much to my amazement I have accomplished a great deal and I am pleased with my effort. I sold 15-paintings from the Museum show and hoping to sell the rest of my rack at Starving Artist on Sunday. The following painting will be a real buy for this fabulous frame was purchased used from a Second Time Around Shop and I really don't want to refurbish it... Hope someone like this one being sold as is!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

Cruis ship day.... painting plein air by the pier, but painted images from my head not from the view within my sight. The cruise ship just looked to complicated....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1, 2011

Green turtles have talken up permanent residency on Rock Reef.... I call them Charlie and Charlotte.... They love the chum bucket full of squid....


Sunday, October 30, 2011

October 30, 2011

Just finished up with a session learning photo shop.... thought my photos were great before the edit, but check this out

October 16, 2011

My favorite painting seems not to be admired, so I will donate it to the Queen Louise Holiday Auction

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My concrete banker man is complete and soon will reside on the bottom of the sea, next to the safe, to finalized the "OFF SHORE BANKING SITE".

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 20, 2011

This morning making a general review of my art to be hung in the museum and in browsing through the bin system have decided that things unframed have a much better chance of being sole. It takes so much effort to frame something professionally, and then figure in the cost to only realize that the frame doesn’t really do that much for the art to justify the price a patron will now have to pay. I am enlarging my studio art table to facilitate working on a larger format and questioning if I really should go in that direction. Plein Air certainly calls for nothing larger than 12x16 and Poppies completed in 18x24 format may be difficult to sell because I am finding people do not have that much wall space in the Caribbean for their houses are full of windows.

October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October 18, 2011

Skipping working in the studio for the sea is calling. Have new camera settings that I just have to try out. Diving again today.

Monday, October 17, 2011

October 14, 2011

Painting is difficult and ever so often I have no idea what I am doing. I have decided that I am a risk taker and painting certainly fills that need. Often I produce a product that few value and fewer can afford, so I paint for the pleasure of it and the opportunity to now and again gift a painting. My stormy day was painted in plein air on a sunny day... so who would thought this could happen
Posted by Elizabeth Keith at 7:16 AM

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 11, 2011

Time simply is flying by... still working on under the sea subjects

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 22, 2011

Being a self taght artist, makes me constantly strive every new concept that floats by my door step. Today I thought I should begin to focus on the sea. This is the first stag of a 3-dimensional concept I am striving to develope. 12x36 Canvas in progress.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Artist with Student

Diving the house reef on Saturday with family to setup a self portrait photo with photo being taken by daughter, Jenny. We were assisted by Paul, Jenny's husband and 2 grand daughters, Colleen and Jamie who were visiting for the weekend. After the shoot we then went to move rocks....

August 19th Paint Out

This last Friday sitting in my friends garden with a seaside view of Buck Island, I was able to produce and matt the following 3-paintings and trashed 3-others.

August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011

About Me

I would like to say I found the sea, but now I know that the sea found me. At age 13, living ocean side in Pompano Beach, Florida, I daily braved the blue breaking waves. It didn’t just start with a mask, fins, and snorkel; but with a raft and a pole spear. The raft got me from the beach to the first reef (with no life guard in sight for back in the 50’s they were none). The spear was just in case… and it became the infamous poker. Eventually, I got a horse collar, back plate and owned the first Aqua-Lung in Broward County. I then met my husband to be and my best friend, while gigging lobsters and selling them to the locale hotels for movie money. Thus, began my evolution as a diver.

The industry has developed amazing equipment. Back inflated BC, stretchy wet suits, air computers, and cameras that far exceeded my home grown version. Digital is everything. Today’s gear is smooth, safe and well made; so all I need to do now is enjoy the under the sea world I love to explore and share it with you.

Fairy Basselet - Frederiksted Pier

Sea Horse - Frederiksted Pier

Juvenile Damsel - Canes Bay

Red Lip Batfish - Frederiksted Pier

Island Life

As an underwater photographer and a wanta-be multi-medium artist, Elizabeth is a new comer to the island of St. Croix, now living on the beach in Frederiksted. She is an aging lady in love with the sea and all of God’s wonderful creatures, who is striving to share with you the underwater world and historic architecture of her new found paradise. Enjoy!

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